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Old 08-30-2011, 05:59 AM   #26
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Thanks for posting that Otto. I think I might have been the one to hit Frank's T28 in the last race. I lost my canopy and I think he lost his landing gear.

I'll post some footage I took from the hexakopter soon as I get it pulled off the camera.

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Do we have any more T-28 races this year?
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Otto,
I asked at the last event, we have 2 more races for the season.

I sent email to FG late last week asking for day/location and have not heard back yet.


I'll post and facebook the details when I get them.

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Anyone know when and where the next race is?
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The LAST RACE of the season is Sunday, October 23rd at Miramar.

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The latest results just posted!


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Most Excellent vids Otto!

Thanks for posting my great last turn dive for the win in round 1!

That was a good day of racing, and I think you are right, nary even a broken prop.


I'll post scores as soon as they are up, but it looks like I got the MUS Points lead, Otto, how did you do for T-28 points totals?

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Most Excellent vids Otto!

Thanks for posting my great last turn dive for the win in round 1!

That was a good day of racing, and I think you are right, nary even a broken prop.


I'll post scores as soon as they are up, but it looks like I got the MUS Points lead, Otto, how did you do for T-28 points totals?
I won all three races but was also my own worst enemy in the first with two cuts allowing Frank to out point me in that race. It was fun. I wonder what planes you and I have in inventory that are the same. We could have a World Series Fly Off for Ultimate Champion; Best 4 out of 7 head to head. What I have that you might have to race:

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Otto,

Be prepared for next season, I'm gonna drop the hammer on your starts. (is'nt that what friends do?) Not because they are too good (which they are), not because you are working within the rules to your advantage (which you are), but because you are working around the air start.

Launching right at 10 seconds, you are airborne when the race is started, but having to 'collect' and stage with the others is part of the race. It could be viewed as an unfair advantage as you are 'staging' yourself from a fixed location, always at the same place. Every one else is airborne, and mixing it up. From race to race, they are not at the exact same place when the countdown begins.

So.. if it is a ground start by popular demand thats great, if we retain the air start next season, you will need to be airborne like the rest of the group.


Now big fella, you callin me out??
I dont think we have anything suitably matched. The only thing I think I have close, is Richie's ElecoStik. Its the ugly stick made electric.

Its all in good fun, I may scrape the fundage together to do Trojan's next year so I can be on your six all day long!

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Otto,

Be prepared for next season, I'm gonna drop the hammer on your starts. (is'nt that what friends do?) Not because they are too good (which they are), not because you are working within the rules to your advantage (which you are), but because you are working around the air start.

Launching right at 10 seconds, you are airborne when the race is started, but having to 'collect' and stage with the others is part of the race. It could be viewed as an unfair advantage as you are 'staging' yourself from a fixed location, always at the same place. Every one else is airborne, and mixing it up. From race to race, they are not at the exact same place when the countdown begins.

So.. if it is a ground start by popular demand thats great, if we retain the air start next season, you will need to be airborne like the rest of the group.


Now big fella, you callin me out??
I dont think we have anything suitably matched. The only thing I think I have close, is Richie's ElecoStik. Its the ugly stick made electric.

Its all in good fun, I may scrape the fundage together to do Trojan's next year so I can be on your six all day long!
I wish you would have said something at the race. I didn't know that I was upsetting the other flyers and certainly could have been airborne. I like to compete with not against my fellow racers and had never really considered the ground takeoff from an advantage perspective..... I just saw it as easy, low stress.
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Originally Posted by Otto Dieffenbach View Post
I wish you would have said something at the race. I didn't know that I was upsetting the other flyers and certainly could have been airborne.

Otto,

My fault for having you think anyone cared, it was all good from everyone!
I'm just pulling on your chain, now that they decided I'd run the races next year. Please be assured that there were no disproving voices heard (and even the ones in my head didnt care!).

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Otto,

My fault for having you think anyone cared, it was all good from everyone!
I'm just pulling on your chain, now that they decided I'd run the races next year. Please be assured that there were no disproving voices heard (and even the ones in my head didnt care!).

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Season Finals are in!

Congrats Otto on owning the T-28 division!

I want to give a shout out to my caller Bob M, and to Nitro Jr for calling the cuts all season long.



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FIRST RACE OF NEXT SEASON: FEB 19th @ Miramar !!!

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Default Video; T-28 Heats 2, 3 & 5, Miramar Feb 2012

Hi all,

Had a great day of racing yesterday. Here is some video I shot from my airborne camera during the T-28 heats. This year I'm only showing clips where other competitors are in my field of view. Enjoy.

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Otto,

As usual my friend, you are the one to chase in T-28 class! For me however, it was last years batteries that kept me at the back of the pack.

I'll try to scrape the funds up for some fresh electrons before next months event down at my home turf, SEFSD.

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Wow! Winning races with the extra weight and drag of a camera on your plane?! You da man!
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Wow! Winning races with the extra weight and drag of a camera on your plane?! You da man!

He is, but it is only a keychain camera, not something crazy bulky. His mount is pretty streamlined as I'm sure he was concerned about the blistering speeds of the Trojans when he built it.

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I forgot to ask, what's a Zero doing in a T-28 race?
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It was/is a Parkzone Trojan, T-28, only painted to look like a Zero.

Painting them up, makes it much easier to keep track of when you are a turn marshall, and keeps pilots from flying the wrong plane once the race starts.

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I'll say that the T-28 racing was really fun. This was my first time in that class with a borrowed Trojan! I had never flown that particular plane before, so I was really havign a blast banking and yanking a plane I had not even touched before the launch of the race!
Zeroing in on Otto was tough, he is a smooth, fast racer, where I had way too much coffee (having been up late at our first night event the night before, and the time change loss of an hour) and I was twitchy on the sticks. Yeah thats me on Otto's "Six", I had a little ribbon under my rudder to help the turn marshall tell them apart (Nitro Jr. is our turn marshall).

There were some catastrophic Mini Ultra Stick losses, in one of my MUS races, there were only three pilots, and the other two guys got into a mid air that totalled them both. So, out of good sportsmanship, I slowed down, did a loop and a roll, and finished the race.. (or was that out of spite?).

It was all good as the crowd gave the best reaction and the two other pilots were totally cool about the collision. Real good guys who knew going into it how dangerous the job was.

I'll post results when they get finalized, but I did much better this month than last!

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I'll say that the T-28 racing was really fun. This was my first time in that class with a borrowed Trojan! I had never flown that particular plane before, so I was really havign a blast banking and yanking a plane I had not even touched before the launch of the race!
Zeroing in on Otto was tough, he is a smooth, fast racer, where I had way too much coffee (having been up late at our first night event the night before, and the time change loss of an hour) and I was twitchy on the sticks. Yeah thats me on Otto's "Six", I had a little ribbon under my rudder to help the turn marshall tell them apart (Nitro Jr. is our turn marshall).

There were some catastrophic Mini Ultra Stick losses, in one of my MUS races, there were only three pilots, and the other two guys got into a mid air that totalled them both. So, out of good sportsmanship, I slowed down, did a loop and a roll, and finished the race.. (or was that out of spite?).

It was all good as the crowd gave the best reaction and the two other pilots were totally cool about the collision. Real good guys who knew going into it how dangerous the job was.

I'll post results when they get finalized, but I did much better this month than last!
Glad we saved you from the Dark Side (Mini Stick). 28s are so much more about racing.
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